Pyongyang, December 4 (KCNA) — It is the basic way of defending independence to have strong armed forces, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.
If armed forces are strong, the people can defend their independence and if not, they will become slaves, the article notes, and goes on:
The period from the end of the 1980s to the early 1990s witnessed such a tragic crisis in which socialism collapsed in a number of countries’ because of its renegades. This was mainly attributable to the fact that the independence, which had been achieved by those countries, was not defended by armed forces.
Independence is guaranteed by self-reliance in national defence. Popular masses’ independence would have been unthinkable without work to defend the sovereignty of the country and people from the imperialists’ invasion.
The imperialists are outrageous before the weak but mean before the strong. It is, therefore, a must to strengthen the armed forces to prevail over the imperialists in confrontation at any cost.
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